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What is PCI Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure thatALL companies that process, store ortransmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Essentially any merchant that has a Merchant ID (MID).

What does PCI Compliance mean?

In security terms, it means that your business adheres to the PCI DSS requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. In operational terms, it means that you are playing your role to make sure your customers’ payment card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction, and that they and you can have confidence that they’re protected against the pain and cost of data breaches.

Who does PCI apply to?

PCI applies to ALL organizations or merchants, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accept, transmit or store any cardholder data. Said another way, if any customer of that organization ever pays the merchant directly using a credit card or debit card, then the PCI DSS requirements apply.

What do I need to do to become PCI compliant?

The merchant or service provider must build an infrastructure in terms of firewalls, access control systems and data encryption that complies with the PCI DSS. The 1.1 standard issues the following directives for merchants to ensure that they are in compliance with the PCI standards.


Data-Tech PCI DSS Compliant Hosting & Cloud Solutions

Data-Tech delivers a comprehensive suite of PCI DSS compliant public cloud, private cloud, dedicated server and hybrid options, giving your company the confidence and flexibility to run your security-sensitive financial operations in the environment that works best for you.

Data-Techundergoes rigorous audits and control procedures to ensure reliability and security of service delivery. Take comfort in that Data-Techhas strict security policies and technology to ensure your data infrastructure is safe and secure.


Data-Techcompletes an SSAE 16 SOC1 Type II audit, annually. The Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) includes service auditor reports on the fairness of managements description of the service organizations system controls, design, and operating effectiveness over a one year period.


Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) helps control and minimize points of risk due to fraud or compromise of sensitive information. Data-Techadheres to PCI DSS physical security standards to protect customer servers, which may contain credit card data and other sensitive information. Data-Techreceived an Attestation of Compliance (AOC) and the accompanying Report on Compliance (ROC) for PCI DSS on June17, 2014.


The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) provides federal protections for personal health information (PHI), and specifies administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI).

Data-Techadheres to physical security standards under HIPAA guidelines for the housing of customer servers containing sensitive data, which may contain hardcopy PHI or ePHI data.

Our premium facility is engineered to incorporate multiple levels of security and redundancy, ensuring maximum availability of your mission-critical applications. No matter how complex and demanding your hosting or outsourcing needs, our data center is designed to handle them.

As a leading Managed Hosting Service provider, you get the industrys highest level of service and support backed by a team of experienced engineers who are solely and exclusively dedicated to managed hosting.

Data-Tech Managed Hosting Services offer remote and localized monitoring and management of web application, databases, and operating systems.

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